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Versatile room design in childcare with the unique Klem panel connector

Discover how the Klem connector is revolutionizing room design in nurseries, crèches and childcare facilities. The Klem panel connector is ideal for the construction of flexible partition walls and modular room dividers. It is also suitable for modern educational concepts, transforming play areas, learning corners and activity zones into inspiring environments.

Childcare employee

Do you know this from your childcare facility?

  1. Are you looking for simple solutions to quickly and easily rearrange play and learning areas for different activities?
  2. Do you lack flexible options in your facility to create quiet zones, creative spaces or exercise areas?
  3. Are you looking for a way to make rooms multifunctional and adaptable without compromising on quality?
  4. Is it a challenge to organize your rooms in such a way that they promote children's creativity and well-being?

Create versatile partitions, movable walls and pinboards

The Klem panel connector opens up unlimited possibilities to enrich your childcare facility - far beyond smart partitions and partition walls!

Our flexible system allows educators and caregivers to create a time-saving and stress-free space, e.g. for group activities, exhibitions of children's artwork, quiet reading zones or dynamic play areas. Klem combines different types of panels in a stable and flexible way - ideal for everyday childcare.

Find out on this page how the panel connector is specially tailored to the needs of childcare facilities and discover the many benefits of our universal talent.

With Klem, you can create robust and flexible solutions to design inspiring spaces - whether for interactive play stations, creative craft areas or flexible quiet zones.

Get to know the Klem connector

Assembly example of two Klem panel connectors holding three panels together
Collage of different partitions, built with Klem panel connectors

What is a panel connector?

A panel connector allows you to firmly and securely connect panels made from a wide variety of materials, making it a versatile construction element.

With Klem, this is done by firmly screwing together two sturdy clamping jaws, which hold all types of boards and panels firmly together with their clever silicone inserts. The Klem connector enables uncomplicated assembly and is extremely easy to use - ideal for teachers, educators, parents and even the management of the facility.

The Klem panel connector is the actual link between the panels, which are not damaged in the process and, unlike other connectors, do not require any drilling. The Klem connection can be released and reopened as often as required, making it ideal for use in childcare facilities.

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Customer testimonials from educators, caregivers, teachers and leaders

"We used the Klem connectors for our craft and exhibition corner. They are easy to handle and incredibly sturdy. Now we can present the children's artwork in a much more appealing way!

Anna Becker, nursery teacher
Sonnenschein daycare center

"The flexibility that the Klem connectors offer us is phenomenal. We can easily create different play and learning areas, which our little explorers love."

Marco Schulz, Management
Crèche Regenbogen

"For our annual summer party, we used the Klem connectors to create a small exhibition area for the children's work. Assembly was easy and everyone was delighted with the result!" 

Sarah Lorenz, Educator
nursery Abenteuerland

Panel connectors in crèches, kindergartens, day nurseries, after-school care centers

Partition walls and movable walls are common areas of application for Klem connectors. But find out how else Klem panel connectors can be used in your children's facility!

  • Modular play areas: Klem connectors can be used to create customizable play areas, such as doll's houses, garages for toy cars or small theater stages.
  • Learning stations: You could set up learning stations for different activities, such as painting or craft areas, reading corners or experiment tables. With the Klem connectors, you can design these areas flexibly and move them around quickly.
  • Room dividers and partitions: You can create room dividers to separate different activities or to create quiet areas in noisy environments.
  • Exhibition areas: Klem connectors are ideal for creating small display areas for children's artwork or projects.
  • Wardrobes and shelves: Klem connectors allow you to create flexible wardrobes or storage areas for toys, books and craft materials.
  • Decorative elements: Create seasonal decorations or themed areas. For example, you could build a Christmas tree out of panels or a pirate ship for a theme week.
  • Mobile partitions: In situations where privacy is needed (e.g. changing room or diaper changing), Klem connectors can be used to create mobile partitions.
  • Building and construction: The Klem connectors themselves could be used as educational toys to teach children how to build structures. Of course, all safety precautions should be taken here.
  • Interactive wall design: Use Klem connectors to create interactive walls for children to learn and play on, such as a wall with magnetic letters or numbers.
  • Movable play corners: Create movable play corners that can be easily adapted to the day's activities, such as a small kitchen for role play or a market stall.
  • Expandable play structures: Use Klem connectors to build expandable play structures that can grow with children's creativity, such as castles or spaceships.
  • Changeable art installations: Allow children to create and change their own art installations with Klem connectors, which encourages creativity and spatial thinking.

Why is the Klem connector so interesting for childcare facilities? Eight reasons! 

  • Flexibility: The Klem connectors are unique when it comes to setting up and adapting rooms. They are easy to assemble and disassemble, enabling quick and efficient room changes. This flexibility is particularly valuable in facilities for children, where requirements change frequently.
  • Versatility: The Klem connectors allow a variety of materials in different thicknesses and shapes to be connected. Whether for play areas, learning corners or exhibition spaces - the versatility of Klem connectors enables a wide range of creative and functional structures.
  • Easy to use: The Klem connectors are easy to install without the need for special tools or specialist knowledge. This makes them ideal for use in childcare facilities, where staff can assemble the structures without any prior technical knowledge.
  • Mobility: The Klem caster unit or Klem floor leveling unit makes structures mobile. This makes it easy to relocate play areas, partitions or exhibition areas and contributes to dynamic room design.
  • Aesthetics: The Klem connector offers a minimalist and modern aesthetic that blends harmoniously into any childcare environment. Its design, which has made it into the Museum of Modern Art, underlines its aesthetic value.
  • Practical learning: The use of Klem connectors can also help to promote practical skills and an understanding of construction and design in childcare facilities, especially when building creatively with the Klem Mini.
  • Safety and stability: Klem connectors are not only flexible and adaptable, but also extremely stable and safe. This ensures safe use where children's safety is paramount. The robust connection between the building elements ensures safe use in various play and learning areas.
  • Sustainability: With Klem connectors, structures can be assembled and disassembled again and again without wasting material. This is not only cost-efficient, but also promotes environmentally conscious behavior and serves as a role model for children.

Plug together, screw together, done!

Annoyed by complicated panel connectors that are different for each connection and awkward to use? Do you often end up with a wobbly construction?

With Klem, you only need one type of connector for all panel thicknesses and angles. All you need is one or two helping hands, one Allen key per person and a little time for assembly.

You can look forward to amazingly stable and flexible constructions that are ideal for the dynamic needs of childcare facilities!

How the Klem connector works

Structure of the Klem connector from above
Collage of different panels

Which panels are suitable for educational facilities?

As a rule of thumb, almost any panel material is suitable for the Klem connector - provided it is stable, rigid and between 2 and 19 mm thick. This is what makes our system so special and innovative.

Materials in childcare facilities need to be functional and inspiring. Use felt-covered boards or cork boards for pinboards, magnetic boards or writable boards that can be pasted and painted on.

Our panel guide offers you valuable tips and lists board manufacturers and board dealers from whom you can purchase suitable boards.

Our panel guide

Buy Klem products conveniently in our online store

Basic Klem connector set 20pcs.
The original, large Klem connector joins panels with a thickness of 9 to 19 mm at any angle.

Content: 20 piece | Per piece: €11.95*

Klem insert set 20pcs.
Panel thickness: 08 mm
These innovative silicone inserts are the key element for sturdy panel connections.

Content: 20 piece | Per piece: €4.60*

Allen key size 5
A high-quality ball head Allen key makes the assembly of Klem structures much easier.

Klem Mini basic set 20pcs.
The Klem connector’s little brother joins panels and boards with thicknesses from 2 to 8 mm at any angle.

Content: 20 piece | Per piece: €8.60*

Klem floor leveling unit 20pcs.
The floor leveling unit is indispensable on uneven floors and also protects against damage and soiling.

Content: 20 piece | Per piece: €18.85*

Klem caster unit 20pcs.
The special caster lets you create mobile structures that are easy to move and secure.

Content: 20 piece | Per piece: €24.80*


Installation examples - many possibilities for kindergarten, children's house, daycare center, family center, etc.

The following examples show you what possibilities you have with our adhesive connector, accessories and all types of panels in your facility!

Panels set up in a zig-zag formation, connected with Klem connectors
Partitions arranged in a semicircle
Panels with Klem connectors
Pedestal with glass display case held together by Klem panel connectors
Dodecahedron - sphere made of triangular and pentagonal panels
Column-shaped partition wall, consisting of large and small walls, connected with Klem panel connectors
Seating with panels and Klem panel connectors
Partitions with an X-insert made of Plexiglas
Desk and stool attached with the panel connector
Seating group for the office or meeting rooms
Cone-shaped partitions that widen from bottom to top
Partition wall in column form
Partitions arranged in two semicircles
Group of boys held together as a partition wall with the Klem connector

Design creative solutions for every type of childcare facility with Klem

The range of childcare on offer is as diverse as the needs of families: from crèches that welcome the very youngest, to kindergartens that promote learning through play, to daycare centers and daycare centers that offer all-day care. Day nurseries support school children after school, while playgroups and children's houses offer space for social interaction. Family centers serve as points of contact for a variety of support services, and child day care offers care closer to home. Each of these childcare facilities has individual requirements for their premises.

The Klem Connector, with its flexibility and adaptability, adapts seamlessly to these diverse forms of childcare. It offers the ability to design spaces quickly, safely and creatively, making it an essential tool for any childcare facility.

Exhibition in the Dominican monastery Koridor with movable walls and Klem lights

Experience what the Klem panel connector can do  

Are you interested in the unique projects that our customers have created in recent years with the Klem connector, Klem lights and a wide variety of panels and materials?  

Over 3.5 million Klem connectors have been sold worldwide and the most extraordinary projects have been realized in a wide range of industries. Convince yourself now of the versatility of our panel connector!

Our references

The Klem system - an excellent solution! 

The Klem connector was invented over 50 years ago while studying architecture and has won several awards.

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Museum of Modern Art

The Klem panel connector was added to the Permanent collection of industrial design at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) in New York in 1970

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Austrian State Prize

In 1980, the Klem connection system was awarded the Austrian State Prize. In 1987, the KlemLite halogen light received this prize as well.

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Busse Design Award 

The Klem connector received the Busse Longlife Design Award in 2005. For the high quality of its form, function and ergonomics.

FAQ - Frequently asked questions

Can Klem connectors be used safely in rooms with small children?
Conditionally yes. Klem connectors have no sharp edges and do not require tools that could be dangerous for children, but they are hard and heavy. Also make sure that the edges of the boards used are safe. We do not know the safety requirements in childcare and cannot guarantee the use of the Klem connector.

How quickly can play and learning areas be redesigned?  
Quickly. You can rearrange or adapt spaces in just a few simple steps, ideal for the dynamic everyday life in childcare facilities.

Are Klem connectors robust enough for daily use in daycare centers?  
Absolutely. Klem connectors are durable and robust and can withstand regular assembly and disassembly as well as the hustle and bustle of childcare facilities.

Can children also help set up Klem constructions?  
Yes, older children can help with the assembly under supervision. This promotes their understanding of construction and teamwork.  

Can Klem connectors also be used for quiet zones?
Yes, Klem connectors and corresponding panels can be used to easily separate areas for quiet or individual activities. Sound-absorbing panels such as cardboard honeycomb panels or felt-covered panels are ideal for this.

How can Klem connectors improve the use of space in children's homes?
They enable the flexible division of rooms and the creation of multifunctional areas, which allows efficient use of the available space.

Are special panel materials recommended for use in nurseries?
Lightweight but stable materials such as rigid foam panels or coated wooden panels are ideal as they are safe and easy to handle.

How sustainable is the use of Klem connectors in childcare?
Due to the robustness, reusability of the connectors and the ability to recombine existing materials, less waste is produced and resources are conserved.

Try it out - order the Klem sample box

Klem sample set in a beautiful orange box

Take a look at our sample box and see for yourself how flexible, aesthetic and innovative the Klem connector is, even more than 50 years after its invention!

Try out the large or small Klem connector with the panel samples and think of the many possible applications in childcare!

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